Viacheslav Sukhanov and Daria Nasarova from ASTOM visited Eakin in August 2012 along with Paul Robertus from Vogt Medcial, our Russian distributor.
ASTOM is a stoma patient association based in Moscow that is concerned with securing the supply of ostomy products for patients in Russia as well as providing assistance with medical and social rehabilitation. ASTOM work with the local Russian authorities to obtain reimbursement for products so that the patients do not have to pay out of their own pocket for their supplies.
ASTOM also liaise with stoma product manufacturers so that the patients in Russia are aware of all of the products and ranges available to them.
During their visit to Eakin they enjoyed a tour of the Eakin factory and learnt alot more about the Eakin products as well as taking in some of the famous sights of Northern Ireland.